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billion project is supposed to run from the south of market to stockton and washington streets. the plan would also require digging up a section of columbus avenue in north beach to extract equipment when the project is done. merchants and residents complain it will wreck the neighborhood and ruin business. a group of businesses has already filed a lawsuit over plans to dig the massive hole in north beach. stay tuned there. >> no kidding. >>> 6:15. let's check the roads. >> gianna is in for liz today. good morning. >> good morning. we have a couple of things brewing on the roads. first of all, reports of an accident northbound 101 right at 3rd between candlestick and 3rd blocking one lane. that vehicle hit the guardrail. not seeing too many delays just yet. it's still early this morning. but again, if you are planning on taking 101 this morning, here's a live look at conditions. traffic flowing along. you might see some activity there on the right shoulder. 280 looks like a good alternate in the meantime if you want to use that instead. golden gate bridge an easy ride out of marin county
>> thank you. >>> the "fiscal cliff" is fast approaching but stalemate in washington continues, the white house demanding tax hikes on the top 2%. president obama lowered the amount from 1.6 to $1.4 trillion. that's not good enough for the republicans holding out for cuts to programs like social security. congressional leaders warn lawmakers not to make holiday travel plans. they will work to the last minute. >>> it's been a busy morning for all things business. >> certainly. he has plenty of new numbers from washington and some new maps from apple and this would be jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. good morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: and we have some decent news on the economy but that's largely being overshadowed by the "fiscal cliff" talks. a lot of worries on wall street if an agreement can't be reached by the end of the year. but as far as of the economy goes, decent news especially on the job market. the labor department reporting that first time unemployment claims fell by 29,000 to 343,000 the lowest level in two months and the second lowest level of the year.
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